Bhagavati: Vasudeva invited him that next time when you pass from Nadi to Hawaii, next year you come and stay in Fiji.
And he said the road should be concrete. For collection, Vasudeva used to go early in the morning, six o’clock, with a BTG in his hand and Prabhupada’s photo there.
And then we got some loan from bank.
When Prabhupada first came, in the morning he was going for morning walk to Marine Drive in Lautoka. After coming from morning walk, we had Guru Puja. His first program in Natabua Hall, Lautoka, and the whole hall was full with people.
Vasudeva das: Upstairs, downstairs, 2,000 people were there.
Prabhupada gave lecture for 20 minutes in English. So Vasudeva requested, “Many Indians are here who don’t understand English. So can you speak in Hindi?” So Prabhupada gave same lecture in Hindi. And then he gave one program in Nadi, Ramakrishna Mission, and one at Ba, it was in theater.
Once he didn’t come, so after lunch and rest he rang to call Vasudeva. Then we were sitting in the veranda. And one devotee was there, Satya Nashri, he asked Prabhupada that “Local people say that Kaliya is here in Fiji.” And Prabhupada asked, “Are there any wild creatures here like wild lion and serpents?” He said, “No.” Then he said, “Then Kaliya must be…may be here.” And after that, he changed the…
…to make Krishna Kaliya Temple.
Then the next trip Prabhupada came in 1976.
At that time, we got initiation.
He asked Prabhupada, “Prabhupada, I want to take initiation from you.” Prabhupada said, “OK, shave your head.”
After initiation, the next morning Prabhupada called us in his room and gave second initiation next day to both of us.
And he presented first mala to Vasudeva prabhu, then to me, and then to Bhuvan Mohan.